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  • Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 27, 2015

    At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections. A few days into the crisis, a group of Kenyans in Nairobi launched Ushahidi, a website to map violence “based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phone”.

  • Q&A with Paul Swartout on the Evolution of Continuous Delivery and DevOps

    by Manuel Pais on  Jun 26, 2015

    InfoQ reached out to "Continuous Delivery and DevOps: A Quickstart Guide" book author Paul Swartout in order to find out what have been the major changes in this space (and in the book) in the last couple of years. Swartout shares his view on cultural challenges to DevOps adoption and how the rise of mobile and microservices impacts Continuous Delivery approaches, among other topics.

  • 12 Quick Tips about Application Level Performance Testing and More

    by Aviram Shotten, Ayal Zylberman on  Jun 03, 2015

    In an economy where apps have become the very heart and soul of almost any business, you have less than one second to impress your user. Because of this limited impression availability, application performance is essential to ensure the quality of your customer's digital experience and your user loyalty. This article offers twelve quick tips on how to test the performance of your mobile app.

Mobile Apps Offline Support

Posted by Gustavo Machado on  May 29, 2015

Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity which is a common problem in the field of mobile app development. 2

Mobile-First in Africa: How Mobile Phones are Changing Health Care in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 18, 2015

This mobile explosion in Africa is creating a very large, low-cost distributed sensor network that has the potential to completely transform global health care.

Q&A with Alex Blewitt on Swift Essentials

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 17, 2015

Less than a year ago, Apple introduced Swift to the developer community. InfoQ caught up with Alex Blewitt, author of "Swift Essentials", a book on developing iOS apps using Swift.

Mobile-First in Africa: Education, Birth Registration, Banking

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 06, 2015

In little over a decade, Africa has become the second most mobile connected continent, where about 15% of the billion inhabitants owns a cell phone, opening the way to many innovative applications. 2

Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to automatically test your software on a great number of devices. Leverage this in your build to reach to goal of continuous quality.

WebRTC - Democratization of Telecom Enabling New App Experiences

Posted by Peter Crocker on  Apr 07, 2015

With the emergence of the WebRTC API standard, developers without any experience in telecommunications technology are enabled to easily integrate real-time comms into their applications.

Creating a Mobile Development Strategy for 2015

Posted by Fima Katz on  Mar 30, 2015

Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future. 1

Insights into the Testing and Release Processes for Chrome for iOS

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2015

How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?

Lessons Learned by Scaling Android Apps - AnDevCon Panel Summary

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 02, 2015

What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.

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